lifeblood: songs: lyrics: happy in the sorrow key


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as i lay my burden down
in the cradle of an elegy
in the shotgun shape of this life
i'm happy happy in the sorrow key

hadrian's wall was mighty
(hadrian's wall)
not so mighty it didn't fall
(it didn't fall)
i roamed among its sod and stone
(how)
to wonder how we come apart
(we come apart)
the earth it holds the human toll
the heavens bow to gravity
the bursting heart the bleeding brain
in grief we shift tectonically

as i lay my burden down
in the cradle of an elegy
in the shotgun shape of this life
i'm happy happy in the sorrow key

three days moored in singapore
(three days moored)
the ancient lure of currency
(the ancient lure)
the rain came down the trade winds blew
and held me anchored to my dues
(anchored to my dues)
slumbering i felt a tug
i ran to little india
to find a beggar's clarity
and eat the spice of dieties

when i close my eyes
imagine us dead and gone
the bright light of kingdom come
yeah but i can't see
take it out of my hands
i want to know the truth
the eye of the eagle to
to deliver me
i'm happy in the sorrow

i'm happy in the sorrow

words and music by amy ray


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